Today Senator Dianne Feinstein unveiled her long-promised legislation to ban “assault weapons.” Since there is no such thing as an assault weapon, we will have to read the text of the law to see what it actually does. So far, I haven’t seen the text anywhere, but Feinstein’s web site has a fairly detailed description of the bill, including a list of the 157 weapons that are specifically banned. News coverage of Feinstein’s proposal has been laughably bad. Feinstein’s bill purports to toughen the 1994 assault weapons ban by reducing the number of “military style” features that make a firearm
I just figured it was a way to sell more AR-15´s because that´s exactly what it´s doing. While I was waiting for a lane to open up, I saw ten of them jump off the shelf in a little more than an hour this afternoon at $1,600 to $2,300 a piece.
If we are going to pass a law to keep Sandy Hook from happening again, shouldn´t we pass a law that would have saved a single victim had it been enacted at the time of the shooting rather than a law that wouldn´t have saved a single life had it been enacted before the shooting?
Unless Obama can put the full force of the military on the streets, assuming they would obey such an order, no one in the Federal Government is going to disarm Americans. They will just turn us all into criminals.
Of course it is grandstanding, and look at the attention it has gotten her. But then gun bands are not about preventing violence, it is all about wanting to project the fantasy that all is well in lala land. Needing a gun for self defense or protection against tyranny exposes the truth and they simply can´t handle the truth. They so want to control all the pieces because they want reality to conform to their beliefs. They are scared and can´t handle the truth so we must sacrifice our liberties so they can live in their pretend world.
I have seen the supposed list. It specifically bans the Ruger Mini 14 tactical rifle. The only difference between the tactical version and a run of the mill ranch rifle is the stock. Period. All of the important stuff is exactly the same.
You can buy a ranch rifle and make into a tactical by buying an after market folding and adjustable length stock. So I suppose that such stocks should be made illegal so that you cannot do that.
As hildabeast would say, what does it matter? The ranch rifle fires the same rounds, in the same manner, and at the same rate. The only difference is how they look.
Feinstein is obviously driven by some kind of mental aberration against the way a rifle looks. Or to put it another way; she´s a loon.
The only thing most of these people know about weapons is what they see on tv and at the movies and Toys R Us. They have no idea how weapons work or why they are designed the way they are or what the real descriptive terms mean. They reveal their ignorance everytime they talk about weapons. The scary thing is they know about the same amount on everything they talk about.
these idiots in congress...every time i read what they are up to,i scream so many four letter words...for hours at a time!!!..they drive me to become so apoplectic!!!!!UGGGHHHH!!! i cant take reading anymore!!
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pete moss, 1/25/2013 10:09:57 AM (No. 9138463)
"Could Diane Feinstein´s assault on our civil rights actually be a smoke screen to divert attention from this? On the day the new Congress convened this year she introduced legislation to route $25 billion in tax payer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband´s real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms. Her intervention on behalf of the FDIC is unusual since she isn´t a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban affairs with jurisdiction over FDIC; and the committee is supposed to operate from money it raises from bank-paid insurance payments- not direct federal dollars." In other words, she´s a crook.
Meanwhile back at the peoples house Mr. pResident is mandating all high schools outfit their sports programs to be totally accessible to the handicapped. Hmmm, not enough money for teaching them, let´s have them spend more to include a special olympics theme. I do think high schools make the sports available already for those kids that are truly motivated.. It´s all about spend spend spend so we the legislative ruling class can continue to eat cake.
The liberal Democrats can´t stop criminals and crazy people from getting their hands on guns because there are too many guns out there for the liberals to ever effectively control. Banning guns and ammunition magazines will only create new black markets for those items throughout the USA.
What the liberals really want to do is wipe out most of the US small arms and related industries that the liberals consider to be conservative oriented enterprises. Once just about all modern firearms produced and sold in the USA, both rifles and handguns, are banned, there is no way that those industries could survive by bidding on ever diminishing military contracts alone. With those industries gone, all the tens of thousands of well paying American jobs and the technical know how connected to them would also be gone.
The liberal mission there is clear, and at the same time the liberals refer to the mentally ill, a few of who perpetrate the mass shootings, as being victims who they want to help. The liberals also are silent on the movie, TV, and addictive violent video game industries those entertainment products give vulnerable young people with mental disorders, who grow up in places like peaceful small Connecticut towns, ideas completely foreign to those places, like that to gain media attention to themselves the thing to do is to commit criminally insane acts while setting out on their own individual suicide missions. Of course the mental health industry and the makers of violent movie, TV, and video games are all liberal Democrat constituency groups.
In a quick response to the author, yes, there are, or have been, rifle launched grenades. The old M1 Garand of WWII fame had the capable of firing them. I fired on during basic training the Ft. Polk, La. 1963.
And, if I came up and beat you to a pulp with a wooden club or any other blunt object, whould that also be classified as an assult weapon? After all, I "assulted" you with one.
And in response to poster #12, Obozo won´t turn the military on Americian citizens en mass. He will act piece meal by sending federal agents to individuals or small groups and threaten them with prison if they don´t turn it their guns. Or do what the Russians did in 1917-1918. Just round them up and shoot them.
We need to have this conversation once and for all. If they want to modify the 2nd Amendment then they can make their case. There´s a mechanism for amending the Constitution. The founders couldn´t envision the day that the citizens would be so unequally outgunned. It began with the National Firearms Act in 1934 and now this. Let´s get it out in the open. Either we have a right to "bear" arms or we don´t.
Have you noticed that these so called gun safety laws exempt Congress? This proposed assault weapons bill exempts them.
ObamaCare exempts them. Congress has their own health care. They make laws for the citizens, but these laws don´t apply to them, the ruling class. That´s the definition of an elitist. And the definition of evil.
As a an avid gun owner, the current "debate" is maddening: the misinformation in the press is staggering, and the public is being manipulated like putty by the liberals. Even John Elway - bless his heart - was duped last night by Piers Morgan, who asked him if he could see any reason why a citizen should own a rifle that can spew out "hundreds of rounds" at a time? Poor John´s reply: I don´t personally own a MACHINE GUN and I can´t see why anybody should." There´s a reason, John: except for holders of expensive and hard to get Class III firearm licenses, these weapons have been strictly controlled/registered in the US since 1934. Why can´t the press at least acknowledge that it doesn´t have a clue what it´s talking about when it comes to "assault weapons" (rhetorical question - sorry)? The job to fix this lack of knowledge and our inability to understand the true facts about gun murders in the US is almost too overwhelming to address. We have a long, hard fight ahead of us.
I noticed that too #19 about the mini 14...This won´t pass and if it does expect a lot of new manufacturers offering retrofit more "hunting" looking wooden stocks for AR´s and AKs....New stock....new gun....easy.
This guy Hinderaker, whoever he is, needs some education too. For instance, barrels are threaded not just for silencers, but also to accept flash suppressors (which only suppress the flash for the user, not those downrange), muzzle brakes, or thread protectors.
I called a radio station a few yrs ago about the NRA. I said to the answerer onthe Phone "why doesn´t the NRA buy some TV time or News paper space to outline the group´s views ? He said tjat they can´t. I said Why? He said that the newspapersand the TV stations won´t sell any time or space to the NRA! I don´t know if that is still true but when have you seen a full page ad from the NRA in the Paper or a TV special?
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